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Author Interview & Guest Post by Faye Hall featuring She’s Alot Like You

ShesAlotLikeYou700X418Blurb:

Willow Jameson knew nothing of her family’s past or their connection to the Morgan family when she first met Re Morgan.  All she seen was his ruggedly handsome appearance, his gentle words luring her into his strong embrace.  What she found was a passion beyond compare.

She couldn’t have foreseen the lies and family betrayal that would inevitably rob her of the man she loved and forever change her life.
TEN YEARS LATER

Willow returned to the town life she loved so much, no longer ignorant to those who had separated her from the man she’d loved.  She was back now to make those responsible pay for all they’d taken from her.  In her search what she found was the hardened man Re Morgan had become…

…a man whose mere glance reignited a passion she had thought long since forgotten.

Re Morgan had left a horde of jilted lovers in his trail.  When he seen Willow again across the crowded dancehall, he wanted nothing more than to add her to this list.  Re wanted little more than a short, heated affair.

What he became involved in was far more scandalous than he could have ever imagined.

 

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Welcome Faye Hall! Please start off by telling us a little about yourself.   I am originally from a small town in North Queensland, Australia.  My Husband and I have 9 children between us.  My romance stories swerve from the traditional romances as I aim to give her readers so much more intrigue, whilst also revealing the hidden histories of rural townships of North Queensland.
Is She’s A lot Like You a single title, or part of a series? It is a single title, my second released with Red Sage Publishing.

 

What were your inspirations for the story? So many things! But mostly a song sung by Lindsay Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac) called ‘Go Insane’.  It told of the comparisons us as people make in our lives between things and people.  I thought how horrible it would be if a woman was in a relationship where she was compared to another woman.  The story just seemed to flow from there.

 

Please share your setting for She’s A lot Like You. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?   This book id set in the town of Ravenswood, Queensland, Australia.  I have never lived there, though I have visited what is now a very run down little mining town.  What little is still there has been since the settlement of the town; a township which was once booming with growth and population.  I thought how wonderful it would have been to have seen Ravenswood in its more glorious days and that’s why I set my book there.

 

When did the writing bug first bite? Primary school.  I used to write little poems and nonsense sayings for my mother (which she still has).  It was high school that born my want to write books though.  That and an English teacher who told me I would never be a writer.

 

Who are you favorite authors, book/series? I simply love Amanda Quick and Stephanie Laurens books.

 

If you could have an author roundtable discussion with any authors, who would you invite? J.K. Rowlings – because she struggled as a writer for so long and it was by chance she was given her lucky break.

 

Do you have any hobbies or special things you like to do in your spare time?  With such a large family I don’t get much spare time, however what little I do I enjoy spending it with my family.

 

What’s the strangest thing you’ve heard or seen?  Strangest thing I’ve heard would have to be a little Australian bird called a Curlew.  It calls at night and has such an eerie sound that really should belong in a horror film.  Strangest thing I’ve seen was just recently near where I live – a man jogging across a bridge in his underwear carrying a handbag!  Very strange!

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When I first started writing historical erotic romances, I had no real plan as to exactly where their settings would be.  I mean, I know I wanted them set in Australia – but where?

At the time I was in the midst of doing my family tree, discovering  so many new things about the little townships I now take so much for granted and look at so very differently after seeing what they have become.  Still it did start me wondering what things – lifestyles, behaviours, cultures – must have been like for my ancestors.

This in itself spawned the still ever growing intrigue I have for the townships around where I grew up.

 

Having grown up in a small township in Northern Queensland, Australia, I spent most of my younger years hearing what those overseas thought and seen of my country.  I mean, did they really think we all had pet kangaroos and all walked around wearing hats with corks hanging from them?  Surely not!  But I was horrified to discover that so many people really did see Australians this way.  And it was this that finally made my mind up as to where my stories should be set.

So began the unveiling of Faye Hall and the passion filled, mystery driven, suspense filled dramas that I write.  Each book Red Sage has contracted (along with the hundred or so half written still sitting on my computer) are set in a small township in North Queensland, Australia.  These townships now looked at as being so trivial, and near non-existent to the international eye, have had a breath of life put back into them, showing the great histories they once had.  These townships that are mostly now small mining or farming areas, were once great townships, full of as much history and glamour as those back in England or even early American settlements.

Bearing in mind that my works are primarily erotic romance, I have still strived my best to stay true to the histories of these little towns.  I’ve also researched widely to be able to include certain things singularly Australian to try and bring my readers something so much more truthful than the stigma Australia is often given.

I enjoy what I write, and I have found the research I’ve had to do for historical accuracy so intriguing.  I have learnt so much about my country by writing my books, and I hope that my readers have been able to learn and enjoy this with me.

 

My new release, She’s A lot Like You, will be available from Red Sage Publishing April 2014.  My debut book, My Gift To You, is currently available from both Red Sage and Amazon.

TEN THINGS ABOUT ME:

1.  Cotton or Silk? Cotton

2.  Champagne/beer/wine? Can I say Vodka instead?

3.  Plotter/pantser bit of both depending on the mood.

4.  Describe your workspace. Large computer desk I share with my hubby (he built it), with phone charger, wrist guard, my kids drawings, and some loose hair ties

5.  Sports fan or just tolerate it? I watch out Rugby league State of Origin but that’s about my limit,

6.  Who is your biggest influence on writing?  My husband!  He is forever giving me ideas, or helping me when I’m stuck on a story.

7.  Favorite food –  Chocolate & Roast pork (not together though lol)

8.  When did you start writing?  Primary school – about age 10

9.  If money were no object, where would you like to live? In an old castle in Scotland or Ireland, secluded away from the public, with enough room for my children to live there too.  And good internet connection too.

10.  What’s next for you?  I Just received the final cover for my third book, Mistress of Purity, so I’m expecting edits aren’t far away.  And I’ve just submitted a fourth novel, Passions in the Dust, for consideration.

 

Author Bio:

Faye Hall’s passion driven, mystery filled books are set in small townships of North Queensland, Australia during the late 1800’s.

Each of her novels bring something symbolically Australian to her readers, from Aboriginal herbal remedies, to certain gemstones naturally only found in this part of the world.

Each of her books tell of a passionate connection between the hero and heroine, surrounded and threatened by deceit, scandal, theft and sometimes even murder.

These romances swerve from the traditional romances as Faye aims to give her readers so much more intrigue, whilst also revealing the hidden histories of rural townships of North Queensland.

Faye finds her inspiration from the histories of not only the township she grew up in, but the many surrounding it. She also bases most of her characters on people she has met in her life.

Faye was able to live her own passion driven romance, marrying the love of her life after a whirlwind romance in 2013. Together they are raising their 9 children in a remote country town in northern Queensland, Australia.

Buy links

http://eredsage.com/store/ShesALotLikeYou.html

social media links

website http://www.faye-hall.com

blog http://www.faye-hall.com/?cat=16

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Faye-Hall/174774709247649

Twitter https://twitter.com/FayeHall79

Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6882637.Faye_Hall

 

 

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